Telling It Like It Is, Combatting Ageism

Telling It Like It Is, Combatting Ageism

January 2023 update: 

The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs (AASNGO, the Alliance) launches its 2023 Report, ‘Telling It Like It Is; Combatting Ageism,’ which sets out why Ireland needs to take ageism seriously and take meaningful action to counteract it. The report highlights the nature and impact of ageism in Ireland and offers several evidence-informed strategies to reduce it. The report includes nine actions that, when implemented, will reduce the stigma and ill effects associated with ageing. The most pressing of these actions is the appointment of an Independent Commissioner for Ageing and Older People – similar to that in Northern Ireland and Wales.

Read the report:

Download the 'Telling It Like It Is; Combatting Ageism' report (January 2023) [pdf, 7MB]

Download the 'Telling it Like It Is; Combatting Ageism' executive summary (January2023) [pdf, 5MB]

The Alliance of Age Sector NGOs (AASNGO, the Alliance) is a collective of seven important NGOs working in the age sector, including The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The Alliance aims to effect positive change for older people by uniting our learning from working with the diversity of older people and the issues that they face.

The seven-member organisations are Active Retirement IrelandAge & OpportunityALONEThe Alzheimer Society of IrelandIrish Hospice FoundationThe Irish Senior Citizens Parliament and Third Age.


If you are experiencing ageism, have questions or need support, you can call us on our dedicated helpline. 

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